Recreation & Region – Summer events

Cultural and
sporting events.
A first-class
mountain summer.

Would you like to listen to outstanding music in the open air or cheer along at a first-class tennis event? Enjoy the variety of cultural and sporting highlights in Gstaad and the region. An ideal change to the tranquillity in the mountains and long hikes.

    India comes to Gstaad, Bollywood to the Gstaad Palace

    Originally from Delhi, Ravi Bajaj has lived in Manchester since 1997. He used to cook for the guests of the world-famous Taj Hotel in Mumbai, now he is head chef in his own enterprise: With his innovative DILLI concept, he caused quite a stir in the Indian restaurant scene of Britain. For the past five years, Ravi Bajaj has been guest chef at the Gstaad Palace. While here, he usually offers three or four of his classic dishes, such as the tandoori chicken with its vibrant red colour that stems from saffron.

    Ravi’s recipes have style. His classics come with a certain twist, a trace lighter, a trace more playful. Together with head chef Franz W. Faeh he offers Palace guests a delightfully exciting menu at our Grand Restaurant during the entire summer season – a treat for eyes and taste buds alike.

    «Swiss National Day» on 1 August 2020

    Gstaad Palace

    Celebrate Swiss National Day with us. The Scherz family invites you to a seated aperitif on Saturday 1 August from 19.30. Traditional Swiss music will be playing with Bernard Henchoz and his orchester. Afterwards there will be delicious a delicious four-course menu of Swiss and international specialities. The evening will then end with our beautiful fireworks!

    Palace Kids’ Grand Prix on 2 August 2020

    Gstaad Palace

    Do your children get excited about cars and fast races? Then let them get behind the wheel at the «Palace Kids’ Grand Prix». On Sunday, 2 August 2020, four to ten-year-olds can compete against each other in thrilling races. Who can steer their car most skilfully and be the first to drive over the finish line? There will be appropriate music to create the right atmosphere. The event will take place from 15.00 and admission is free.

    Tennis & Mountain Week

    Does your child enjoy playing tennis or would like to start? Then our «Tennis and Mountain Week» from 9 to 15 August 2020 is just what you’re looking for. In the mornings the focus is only hitting the ball and playing, in the afternoon the 7-16-year olds discover the extensive countryside, taking part in outdoor activities. You can find out more information about the programme in our PDF.

    Der Bergkönig - Vintage Cycling Festival


    Be there, at Switzerland’s fourth Vintage Cycling Festival! Only classic bicycles built in or before 1986 are allowed. Their riders will face the legendary challenge of Swiss mountain roads. Here you can experience not only exciting races and gorgeous panoramic views of the Alps, but also a colourful market for everything to do with classic bikes in the village centre of Gstaad. Have fun!

    Gstaad Palace-Challenge

    Fantastic cars, breathtaking views and challenging roads: the Gstaad Palace-Challenge is the ambitious weekend rally for fans of sophisticated car culture. Taking place for the fifth time this year, the starting places are exclusive and limited - sign up today!

    «Gstaad Züglete»


    On Saturday 5 September 2020, you can experience an authentic Swiss “Züglete” procession in Gstaad. Farmers and cattle come from the alp and – after a few hours of walking – enter the promenade of Gstaad. You can also expect market stands, presentations and tastings, and there is a lot for the children to discover too! Don’t miss this authentic event. Incidentally, the Gstaad Züglete takes place whatever the weather conditions.

    «Country Night Gstaad»


    Do you love country music? Then you should come to us from 11 to 12 September 2020! This year, Rosanne Cash, Joe Nichols, Asleep at the Wheel and Ashley McBryde will be appearing at Country Night Gstaad. Do you want to be there at Europe’s leading country event? We will be very happy to book tickets for our guests!

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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the winter then there is also a broad selection of events.